Tag Archives: Ross

Striking Gold in Ross

Ross is a historic gold town just south of Hokitika on the Glacier Highway. Gold was first found in the area in the 1860s and thus the town of Ross was established. With a population of around 300 people it … Continue reading

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Walking the beaches of Ross

Well as promised in my last blog we headed back down south to Ross in Westland to explore the local beaches. Talk about a super magic day. Waking to a stunning winter West Coast morning we couldn’t have asked for … Continue reading

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Town born from Gold – Ross

Ross is a town born from gold – from the West Coast gold rush of the 1860s. Ross is most famous in NZ for being the home where New Zealand’s largest ever gold nugget was found – known fondly as … Continue reading

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History Abound on the West Coast – Part Two

With Mum visiting at the end of September, we were on a West Coast history tour.  This time we  headed down to Ross, a little gold mining village south of Hokitika. During the West Coast gold rush of the 1860s … Continue reading

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